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‘The Kings Speech’ & ‘The Social Network’ Still Neck-&-Neck Before British BAFTAs

Sunday’s BAFTA awards — the British equivalent to America’s Oscars — will determine which film is ahead in the UK once and for all. But it’s still a virtual dead heat here between The King’s Speech with 3 honors and The Social Network with 4 even bigger honors at the 31st London Film Critics Circle Awards. The Social Network won Film of the Year; Director of the Year for David Fincher; Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Andrew Garfield; and Screenwriter of the Year for Aaron Sorkin. Colin Firth, who accepted his award in person, won Best Actor, while The King’s Speech also won British Director of the Year for Tom Hooper as well as British Film of the Year. Deadline will have full BAFTA coverage:

31st LONDON CRITIC’S CIRCLE FILM AWARDS
FILM OF THE YEAR

The Social Network (Sony)
Runner-up: The King’s Speech (Momentum)

TOP 10 FILMS of 2010
1. The Social Network (Sony)
2. The King’s Speech (Momentum)
3. Black Swan (Fox)
4. Toy Story 3 (Disney)
5. The Kids Are All Right (Universal)
6. Another Year (Momentum)
7. True Grit (Paramount)
8. Inception (Warner)
9. I Am Love (Metrodome)
10. Winter’s Bone (Artificial Eye)

THE ATTENBOROUGH AWARD: BRITISH FILM OF THE YEAR
The King’s Speech (Momentum)
Runner-up: Another Year (Momentum)

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM OF THE YEAR
Of Gods and Men (Artificial Eye)
Runner-up: I Am Love (Metrodome)

DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
David Fincher – The Social Network (Sony)
Runner-up: Darren Aronofsky – Black Swan (Fox)

BRITISH DIRECTOR OF THE YEAR
Tom Hooper – The King’s Speech (Momentum)
Runner-up: Mike Leigh – Another Year (Momentum)

ACTOR OF THE YEAR
Colin Firth – The King’s Speech (Momentum)
Runner-up: Edgar Ramirez

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‘King’s Speech’ Leads BAFTA Nominations

By | Monday January 17, 2011 @ 11:57pm PST

The King’s Speech has been nominated for 14 BAFTAs at next month’s awards show. Black Swan is nominated in 12 categories, Inception has 9 nominations and 127 Hours and True Grit are each nominated 8 times. The Social Network, the big winner at Sunday’s Golden Globes, only has 6 nominations. Alice In Wonderland has 5 nominations; The Kids Are All Right and Made In Dagenham have 4 apiece; and The Fighter, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and Toy Story 3 each have 3 nominations.

The King’s Speech has been nominated in the categories Best Film, Cinematography, Costume Design, Editing, Make Up & Hair, Original Music, Original Screenplay, Production Design, Sound and Outstanding British Film. Tom Hooper is nominated for Director and Colin Firth is nominated for Leading Actor. His co-stars Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush are nominated for Supporting Actress and Supporting Actor.

Black Swan has been nominated for Best Film, Cinematography, Costume Design, Editing, Make Up & Hair, Original Screenplay, Production Design, Sound and Special Visual Effects. Darren Aronofsky is nominated for Director, Natalie Portman for Leading Actress and Barbara Hershey for Supporting Actress.

Inception is nominated for Best Film, Cinematography, Editing, Original Screenplay, Original Music, Production Design, Sound and Special Visual Effects. Christopher Nolan is nominated for Director.

Completing the Best Film line up are The Social Network and True Grit, both of which are also nominated for Adapted Screenplay.

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